I stopped brushing my hair almost 3 months ago. I'm trying the natural way of dreading. I wash my hair once or twice a week with Bronner's [either bar or liquid] soap. I usually leave my hair down, unless I'm eating really is the only time I pull it back in a fairly loose ponytail. The last 2 or 3 weeks I have begun to notice a slight soreness of my scalp. Girls and guys with long hair might know this feeling [even before dreads]: like when you have your hair up in a tight ponytail all day and then when you let it down at the end of the night, your head and hair are kind of sore. I know hair can't be sore, but I'm sure someone out there knows what I'm talking about. I don't really notice it until I start moving my hair around with my hands. And I will feel this on almost a regular basis now, even though my hair is down almost 100% of the time.
Is this common? And why does it feel this way?
updated by @brittany-leigh: 01/13/15 09:09:15PM